By Nancy M. Tischler
The Bible is the valuable textual content of Western civilization, and an figuring out of it's important to the learn of global heritage and tradition. additionally, an increasing number of highschool and school scholars are learning the Bible as literature. enormous in scope and written specifically for top college scholars and common readers, this encyclopedia surveys the cloth tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical global. incorporated are greater than 2 hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, conduct, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible. each one access presents definitions; scriptural references; etymological, old, and archaeolgical details; and, whilst attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to trendy readers. Entries comprise cross-references and cite works for extra examining, and the encyclopedia is generously illustrated.
The Bible is the crucial textual content of Western civilization, and an knowing of it can be crucial to the learn of worldwide historical past and tradition. additionally, increasingly more highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written specially for prime institution scholars and basic readers, this encyclopedia surveys the fabric tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical global via greater than 2 hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, conduct, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible.
Each access presents definitions; scriptural references; etymological, old, and archaeological info; and, while attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to fashionable readers. The encyclopedia covers the peoples who have been part of biblical lifestyles: the Essenes and Pharisees, the scribes and clergymen, the friends and enemies, and the good powers that enslaved them. moreover, it explains a number of the significant occasions in Israel's background, the permitted inspiration of cosmology and climate, and the typical realizing of many information from the construction to Armageddon.
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Jeremiah compares the people’s rebellion to a “wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure”— uncontrollable and full of lust (Jer. 2:23); he hears the threat of war in the “snorting” of the horses (Jer. 8:16); he charges that they have treated their prophets “like a destroying lion” (Jer. 2:30). He warns that these oxlike people have broken their yoke and that they will now fall prey to a “lion out of the forest . . and a wolf of the evenings . . a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces” (Jer.
In the early Christian community, the distribution of alms was speciﬁcally assigned to the deacons (Acts 4:32, 34). Widows and orphans were among those most often mentioned as having special needs for such attention. Among the members of the young Christian Church, as pictured in Acts, members of one congregation gave free-will offerings to other churches that were facing troubles (1 Cor. 16:1–3; 2 Cor. 8–9). Paul admonishes them to be “cheerful givers” out of their abundance. The Christian concept of charity—giving for Jesus’s sake and in his name—has continued into modern time.
Even today, Jewish thought is conﬂicted with regard to a belief in the immortality of the soul. In fact, the belief in a continuous life of the soul, which “underlies primitive Ancestor Worship and the rites of necromancy, practiced also in ancient Israel” was discouraged by prophets and lawgivers, who thought of God as the ruler of Heaven and Earth—but not Sheol—at least not according to post-exilic thought (Kaufmann Kohler 2004, “Immortality of the Soul”). In later days, some of the Jews did come to believe in a resurrection of the dead, a time when the souls—at least the souls of the righteous—would return to the bodies and the person would return to the Holy Land.
All Things in the Bible [2 Volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the Biblical World [Two Volumes] by Nancy M. Tischler